Nearly two years ago April interviewed me at my home for her podcast. I’m very happy with how this turned out. After spending time on her site, I can see why she’s putting in the effort. Our oral history should not fall into a black hole. Thanks for listening. http://www.aprilvokey.com/podcasts/ JM
Tag: Skagit Master
Most of the time, we are dealing with less than ideal casting conditions. Here are some simple tips to deal with the brush.
March 2013 Winter Steelhead You know how it is: Winter creates unpredictable water conditions, but everyday family life hands you so many variables that planning a two day foray to the coast and being lucky enough to see perfect water conditions coincide with your hall pass is luckier than holding a winning Powerball ticket. This […]
by Jeff Mishler I spent some time last week helping a new-to-the-sport angler/buddy work on his casting. My initial intent was to find a fresh steelhead for him, but his casting flaws brought the line, leader and fly down from the sky in a heap, keeping his fly too close to his casting position for […]
A documentary featuring some amazing women in fly fishing. Thanks to Patagonia for getting on board. I’m looking for others to help produce this documentary intended for festival audiences: “Headwind” (working title) A Documentary Film (in development) Format: HD Video Length: 60 minutes Produced by: New Water Media, LLC Jeff Mishler—Owner “Headwind”(working title) Portraits […]
Tom talks about fishing in the wood and the use of his switch lines in tight quarters.
http://forum.skagitmaster.com/index.php?topic=1142.0 Thanks Poppy!
Anyone interested in pre orders of the DVD? I will flip the switch on the point of sale if I get enough feedback. SM4 features Tom Larimer and a bunch of his steelheading buddies as they travel from the rivers of Wisconsin to Steelhead Alley in Ohio, swinging flies for midwest Steelhead. Dave Pinczkowski, […]
Tom Larimer shows us how to make that stealthy presentation when the conditions are really tough: JM
After two weeks of chasing Midwest steelhead, I’m quite happy with how Tom Larimer and his band of steelhead buddies pulled through. We suffered through the lowest water conditions since 1944. That’s steelheading. Fortunately, we caught some fish. Swung flies through some excellent water using the latest Airflo Lines and Sage ONE Rods. The WaterMasters […]
To date, I’ve filmed most of the fly tying masters I need for SM3. Still trying to pull a couple grand masters together…But with all of the feathers and fur flying, I realized that my winter box was missing a couple important color combinations, so I went to the vise and cranked one out. Steelhead […]
http://oregonflyfishingreport.blogspot.com/2011/12/making-of-skagit-master-three.html Tweaking the light
I’ve been getting some requests to post a piece a wrote some time ago about steelhead flies. Seems fitting. I’m shooting and editing Skagit Master volume 3 and it’s all about steelhead flies, so here goes: Flies by Jeff Mishler These days, if an accomplished steelheader is also an accomplished fly tier, undoubtedly, their fly […]
I was cruising through The Fly Fishing Shop’s newsletter and saw the review of the Sage TCX 11′ 9″ switch rods. Mark Bachmann has done a great job putting together the right lines for these sticks. Heck, while you’re there buy some gear…We gotta support the good shops. Check out his thoughts: http://www.flyfishusa.com/newsletter/current/
It’s hot. But the water is cool from a wet summer. The fish are here. Urban summer steelheading in the PNW is something I’ve avoided because I don’t like fishing around a ton of people, but we spent the day trying to flip that into touchable awesomeness. Amazing that with so many fish around, no […]
If you haven’t seen this, you could, if you owned SM2. Or watch it here… I looked through my boxes of flies recently and realized I will most likely never use 90% of them. Every time a new fly concept surfaces, it decreases the likelihood even greater. The Ska-opper is a blast to tie. Pop […]
You wouldn’t know it with the rain we continue to get. Fortunately, the fish are late, still coming in numbers and the crowds are off chasing bigger chrome stuff. It’s my favorite time of the year, this late spring thing. You have the river to yourself, and the fish cooperate if you can […]
I forgot how much movement marabou produces when the water is cold, off color and the current not too heavy. Fished these this weekend and love the look. JM
As of December 28th, our fulfillment company has begun filling pre orders. No more 3 week wait. If you order now, you will receive the DVD in a matter of days. Yippie. Thanks, Jeff Mishler
Go ahead. Buy now. But please allow 3 full weeks for delivery. This will change by Xmas and we will be on a regular delivery schedule. Thanks, JM